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Stomp video remastered in 4K

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The music video for Stomp has been remastered in ultra-high definition 4K on the official Steps YouTube channel. While the remastered videos so far have been restored from tape, Stomp was rescanned from the original 35mm film negatives to produce a genuine 4K copy of the iconic video. ✨

What The Future Holds tour on DVD

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Steps’ What The Future Holds tour will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray in summer 2022. The concert was recorded at the London O2 Arena on 27 November 2021 without Lee, who was isolating due to Covid-19. The band blended in footage record for the arena video screens at a previous date to create […]

Better Best Forgotten video remastered

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The music video for Better Best Forgotten has been remastered and upscaled to HD on the official Steps YouTube channel. As with previous videos that have been remastered, the best version available was a copy of an old analogue BetaSP tape, so the editor went back to the original rushes on Digital Beta tape to […]

Chain Reaction director Patrick Kiely shares his memories

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Faye in Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction has been remastered and upscaled to HD on the official Steps YouTube channel, to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary. The best copy of the video available came from an old analogue tape format known as Beta SP so the editor had to clean up “sparkling” (a type of analogue distortion) shot-by-shot before upscaling […]

Rescheduled What The Future Holds dates cancelled

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Steps have had to cancel the two remaining dates of the What The Future Holds tour, which were postponed due to Covid. In a statement, the band said: We have tried every possible way to proceed with our ‘What The Future Holds’ arena tour dates in Cardiff and Bournemouth that were rescheduled because of Covid. […]

5, 6, 7, 8 video remastered on YouTube

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A remastered version of 5, 6, 7, 8 has been posted on the Steps YouTube channel to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary. Since the original music video was mastered to analogue tape, the editor went back to the original music video rushes to recut the video scene by scene to get a better result, before […]

What The Future Holds tour to end early

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Steps have had to postpone the final two shows of the What The Future Holds tour after further members of the touring party tested positive for coronavirus. In an announcement on Twitter, the band said they were so disappointed but keeping fans safe was the top priority. The news means gigs in Cardiff and Bournemouth […]

Faye returns but Lee to miss shows

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Faye will return to the What The Future Holds tour tonight after ending her coronavirus isolation. The group had been performing as a four without Faye, with Lisa, H and Lee picking up Faye’s lines in songs. However, in sad news Lee has now tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Saturday’s show at the […]

What The Future Holds Pt.2 is #2 in the UK!

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Steps’ new album What The Future Holds Pt.2 has reached #2 in the official UK album chart, selling about 25,000 copies. Steps were beaten to the #1 spot by the Manic Street Preachers who sold 27,000 albums – mirroring the album battle in 1998 that kept Step One from the top spot. In an Instagram […]

Steps interviewed by The Official Charts Company

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Steps at BBC Media City

Steps have been interviewed by The Official Charts Company. Here’s the piece: This is the first time you’ve created a sequel to one of your albums. What made you want to give What The Future Holds a follow-up? Claire: “​​Originally we were planning [to just have a deluxe version] of the album. And when we […]

What The Future Holds Pt 2 is out now!

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What The Future Holds Part 2 album cover

At midnight, Steps released their new album What The Future Holds Pt. 2. On Thursday, Claire and H appeared on the BBC’s The One Show from the studios in London – and this morning (Friday) the whole group will appear on BBC Breakfast from the studios in Salford. The album is currently sitting at #1 […]

Steps to appear on Drag Race UK

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The BBC has confirmed Steps will appear as guests on series three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. The group, minus Lisa who was in Dubai when the episode was filmed, appear as celebrity “mentors” to give advice to the competing queens as part of the girl band challenge. Lisa’s absence is acknowledged but she does […]

Take Me For A Ride video out now – plus Claire Q&A

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Steps Take Me For A Ride

Steps have released their new music video for Take Me For A Ride. The video was introduced by Claire in a livestream and she revealed that it was shot in a studio in Stratford, London. The dance routine was pieced together from classic Steps routines. In the Q&A Claire also revealed that Steps music director […]

The Slightest Touch is out now!

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Steps The Slightest Touch album cover

Steps have released their new single from What The Future Holds Pt.2 – The Slightest Touch, a cover of the song by Five Star. H has described the cover as a “banger” – and he’s right, it really slaps! The song dropped on streaming and download services with a collection of Take Me For A […]

Track 11 is… The Slightest Touch

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Steps have revealed on social media that the mysterious “Track 11” from their upcoming album What The Future Holds Pt.2 is The Slightest Touch – a cover of the song by Five Star. The band posted the full track listing on Instagram on Twitter, revealing the name of the mystery song. It is expected to […]

Steps record Manchester gig for BBC iPlayer

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Steps perform at the O2 Ritz in Manchester

Last night (10 August), Steps recorded an intimate gig for BBC iPlayer at the O2 Ritz in Manchester. Tickets were allocated to a tiny number of fans (about 50) to ensure the gig could be recorded in a Covid-safe way. The recording was part of a series of music gigs the BBC is planning to […]

Take Me For A Ride is next single

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Steps take Me For A Ride image

Steps have announced on social media that Take Me For A Ride will be the first single from their new album What The Future Holds Part. 2. The song will debut on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 29 July 2021 and be available on streaming and download sites shortly after.

Heartbreak In This City video – and new album!

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Steps have premiered their new video for Heartbreak In This City featuring Michelle Visage – and at the same time have revealed they will release a new album called What The Future Holds Part 2 on 10 September 2021! Describing some of the new music, Ian ‘H’ Watkins said track Take Me For A Ride […]